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Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
they can act without being drawn into the conflict. >> any attack on syria is not going to have a nato stamp of approval. what separates this from libya, which was a nato mission? >> libya was a muslim operation and needed a lot of planning to tie the allies and non-nato members. this will be a very small coalition of three who will do something in a couple of days. it will need support in that regard. nato said today it was assad who use the chemical weapons. >> can it end in mission creep? >> it can at these states decide to counter attack targets like israel. >> please stay with us. >> angela merkel's government has backed the draft resolution from britain and appealed to russia to support it trade but its own people might take some convincing. >> a new poll shows the german public opinion is strongly against an attack on serious. if a strike does go ahead, germany's rule would likely be limited, one of logistical support rather than offense. still this is not the first exposure to the syrian conflict. some are already in the region. >> german soldiers are there to protect turkey ag
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
that there's no question chemicals were used. i think they're rallying support around our nato aallies and hopefully come to congress for an authorization when we get back. >> we cannot in the 21st century allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity, that people can be killed in this way and that there are no consequences for it. and so we believe it's very important that there is a strong response. >> and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. . >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last. >> over the weekend thousands walked in the footsteps of those civil rights pioneers. heros from 50 years ago and all this week, we'll be bringing you special coverage right here looking back at the key moments of that week in august 1963 that fortified a movement and changed the course of history. today, the women who shaped civil rights with merrily williams. >> where are the women that need to be acknowledged in this movement for freedom and justice. we must not forget them. >>> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington where president
PBS
Aug 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
administration says that they believe that syria used chemical weapons. they also pointed out that nato worked in coast of oh without a u.n. mandate. >> u.s. president barack obama has shown a cautious hand, preferring to wait things out. the same has been true of intervention in syria. he is in a tough position. a year ago he drew a red line. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing all bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being used. >> amateur footage released last week appears to show rows of dead civilians outside damascus, alleged victims of a poison gas attack. some are demanding action. but what are the options for the u.s.? obama could arm the rebels. washington has already promised military aid for syrian rebels, but fears that weapons could fall into the wrong hands have held back deliveries. obama could issue a presidential order for those weapons transfers to go through. president obama could enforce a no-fly zone over syria. . and opposition forces can do little to stop government airst
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in general wesley clark, the former nato supreme commander. he joins me from little rock, arkansas. >> good evening. >> you are no chanstranger to t types of attacks. you were in kosovo. it may be a blueprint to syria. given what's on the table -- and there are many occasions -- what would be the best option moving forward >> i think the most important thing is to make sure that whatever you do militarily has some political purpose to it and moves us toward a resolution of the situation. so, there is no point in just firing a weapon, dropping a bomb to drop a bomb. so i think you have to start by building a coalition of the willing around a regional organization. i think nato and the arab league should join together. i think there should be some strong resolutions in the u.n. security officials cannot act because of blocking by russia and china then these regional organizations together must act to restore stability in the region and to prevent the escalation of the conflict. with that in mind, then what we did in kosovo was kind of the opposite of shock and awe. we didn't go in with overwh
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
capabilities, whether it should consider capabilities of testing i states to play with us in nato allies in europe. so there are some important questions embedded in the current process, but the advanced interceptor doesn't become available until late in the decade so there is time to work these questions. third topic, which i shorthand as is more nuclear tailoring required of the united states in northeast asia? now, let me set the context here a little bit for that. in that comprehensive strategy, strengthen regional deterrence architectures with all of those different elements, we, the administration, argued that they will always remain a nuclear component so long as there's a nuclear threat that we are trying to deter. but we will tailor the nuclear component to the particular requirements of the individual regions where we extended nuclear guarantees on behalf of allies. because what it might make sense and the european context isn't the same thing that might make sense somewhere else, so the approach needs to be tailored. and we, the administration, tailored both nuclear declarator
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
the bosnian example, where after the massacre and other events there was finally nato bombing campaign. that seems to have precipitated the peace talks. do you see any glimmer of hope, that military intervention could actually speed up geneva two and improve the chances? >> some people are saying that. i think a big fight in one of the newspapers says exactly that. that if this strike takes place, then we go straight into geneva ii. i'm -- i don't know. the russians and the americans are both telling me that they remain committed to geneva ii. but what will happen i think we will know only when -- if and when this military action takes place. >> . >> so that's a press conference being held right now by the u.t. arab league peace. and james is standing by and listening in as well to that conference. just a short time ago james, he was addressing the issue of the u.n. chemical weapons inspection team that is in syria right now. what do we know about their whereabouts and their mandate? and when they will find evidence? >> well, we know that the chemical weapons team are continuing their
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 9:00am EDT
in bagdad have killed many and wounded more than 20 -- 200. >>> 3,000 people were killed in what nato called a surgical attack in retaliation for serbia's attack on kosovo. harry smith went to belgrade to talk to people who lived through those attacks. >> reporter: even in a city steeped in history, it stands today as del grade's most famous ruin, and the cities authorities have no plans to reconstruct it, preferring instead to leave it as a reminder of a terrifying chapter in its recent past. [ explosion ] >> the ministry of defense building was one of the first to be targeted by nato. the precision and fur rosty of the attack reminded the world of the power of the west. >> translator: in the days ahead of nato attack on my country, i felt helpless. i understood that in that battle we could only be losing. i would advise president assad to do everything to prevent nato and u.s. intervention. >> reporter: for generations war has been an all-too present reality. this museum in the heart of belgrade has relics of many past conflicts, including two world wars in the past century. it also has ma
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 9:00am EDT
physician. a nato official said 1,000 soldiers were killed and 3,000 wounded in four months of fighting. about a quarter come here. >> they don't just treat soldiers and civilians here. hospital officials won't let us in, but behind this door are four injured taliban fighters. >> doctors treat the taliban like any other patients. >> we talk to them every day, because the taliban think people who work with the army are in fidels. we want to prove we are all muslims, not in if he did he also. we try to win hearts and minds by educating them. >> doctors will turn them over to afghan intelligence officials. a double amputee is awake and talking 24 asker after being admitted. doctors say it shows the high quality of care here. like the army, military medical personnel are also working to become independent, but say they still need training, financing and logistics help from nato and international donors. the most important thing for now is getting patients to the hospital quickly to give them the best chance of survival. jennifer glass, aljazeera, at, southern afghanistan. >> in egypt, the n
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
to be much more careful in how we apply military force. if we do, it has to be with nato, with turkey, with the jordanians in some form but having them lead and us support. i think we should continue to support the people of syria. they're been terrorized, there's no doubt. i want to see secretary kerry lay out the road plan or the grievances of what we might do. he didn't do that. i'm a little disappointed in his comments in that regard. >> yeah, when you talk about any kind of multilateral action, there's a lot of pressure from within the congress to do something. perry, what do you make of this as an observer of congress when you have right now a bit of a co-mingling. i want to read one of the things we just heard secretary of state kerry say. this was a moral obscenity, and he wants the investigators here to gather the facts informed by conscience. obviously there's some fact finding to do. but this was, to my mind, the most explicit statement from the administration, meeting what some members of congress have been saying, which is this is not only a matter of humanitarianism but
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. turkey is a nato ally. jordan, a close friend that we work with a lot. israel is very close by. we've got bases throughout the region. we cannot see a breach of the nonproliferation norm that allows potentially chemical weapons to fall into the hands of all kinds of folks. so what i've said is that we have not yet made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place, and nobody disputes-- or hardly anybody disputes -- that qems were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe, given the delivery system-- using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government in fact carried it out, and if that's so, there need to be international consequence. so we are consulting with our allies. we are consulting with the international community, and, you know, i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria but we cohave to make
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
foreign now, there's nato and the european union. i think what is saying is this structure which exists in the security council which many nations have claimed is outdated and a hangover from another situation, the aftermath of the second world war, the fact that these five powers can wield an absolutely veto, many developing nations feel something is wrong. so what he is saying here is he will seek in partnership with other international players and he mentioned the americans and the british another way of reacting. he didn't at any stage say that france would be acting in an extra-judicial manner. >> does nato have the authority to work without the u.n. security council. thank you. >>> brought to court flanked by two policemen to face charges of corruption. the first day of his trial which is considered as politically significant in decades. harry force reports. >> bochelai's supporters say this is about politics not about justice. telling the judge he hoped for a fair and just trial and in the surprise move denied some of the charges against him. the son of a leading revolutionary, h
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 3:00am EDT
will be atop the agenda. al jazeera, washington. >>> one retired u.s. general, wesley clark, the supreme nato commander during the war in kosovo and says that any military solution in syria requires a carefully thought-out strategy. >> i think that the most important thing is to make sure that whatever you do militarily has some political purpose to it and moves us towards a resolution of this situation. and so there is no point in just firing a weapon, dropping a bomb to drop a bomb. and so i think that you have to start by building a coalition of the willing around a regional organization. i think that nato and the arab league should join together and i think there should be strong resolutions. if the u.n. security council cannot act because of blocking by russia and china, then these regional organizations together must act to restore stability in the region and to prevent the escalation of the conflict. with that in mind, what we did in kosovo was the opposite of shock and awe. we did not go in with overwhelming force the first night. what we did, we went in with the minimum package and t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 1:00pm EDT
that the american public is not hyped answered type of military action. in fact, more than >> i think the way n.a.t.o. mobilized in 1999, it can be similar to this, or even the way n.a.t.o. mobilized in the libyan war with turning the tide against qaddafi, i believe that can be done with no boots on the ground. >> what about a no-fly zone. >> that is something that has been talked about. we've also been talking about the possibility of using cruise missiles to destroy the runways, to make the syrian air force up able to hurt it's own people from the air, to bombing munitions depots. these are things that we've been talking about. i'm not a military planner. >> but you are a member of congress. what do you think about the possibility of trying to enforce a no-fly zone? >> i think that a no-fly zone is something that should be looked into, but i think the military really needs to decide that. i think in terms of destroying the runways with cruise missiles, that makes sense to me, and making it impossible for assad's air force to murder any more of its own people. >> congressman eliott engal, joining us
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm EDT
an attack? >> i think it depends on your view again. but my sense is they want want to go toe nato to get their imprint, and go to the arab league to get that imprint. >> secretary kerry has gotten the country to focus on this before the president weighs in. >> when i saw that briefing, what i noted was this was the building of the public case for international political support, international diplomatic, legal and moral support. you'll be hearing those themes undoubtedly in the next several days, and the president at some point will give a speech himself. those will be the themes that will be used in nato, and other forums. >> thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. >>> the american public does not appear to have much appetite for a u.s. interference in syria. but what do they think given the use of chemical weapons? that debate when we come back. ♪ >>> welcome back to "inside story." there is no doubt the drums of war against syria are getting louder. the arab leagues says that last week's alabama -- aledged attack must be squarely placed on assads shoulders. and john kerry said that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am EDT
of trucks applying nato forces have been killed in a taliban rocket attack in the western afghan province. zero truck40 trucks have been t. the explosion took place the bomb was detonated when a nato convoy was passing by. more than 18,000 people are homeless after flooding in south sudan's upper nile state. the flood waters have also destroyed crops in low lying areas. anna cavell reports. >> floodwaters have been rising in the upper nile state for the past two weeks. in the county of muwit, almost 20,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. they have taken shelter in churches, schools and other public places. many people have lost everything, with women and children the worst effected. >> we came here because of the floods, the water destroyed our home so we came to dry ground. we lost all our property and everything. we need food and shelter. >> accord tock aid organizations the health situation is getting worse. and the conditions in the air are perfect for the spread of malaria, and other water born diseases. >> we are doing some things. we take them medicine, in our observa
PBS
Aug 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT
of specific members. the key places to watch our nato -- our nato and the arab league. those a be the focus of a future coalition. will the administration go to the united nations where it ultimately would be blocked by russia or china? that is interesting. >> just very briefly. what is the greater risk here? ?s it in action >> we have seen two years of relative inaction. it has piled up. more than 100,000 dead. much more extremist elements in the rebel groups. i think we have seen what doing nothing ducks. it is time to do something in response to this egregious use -- weapons ofns mass destruction. >> thank you for joining me. >> he was once a rising star in china's communist party leadership. close.is trial drew to a he deniedtement abuse of power and accused others close to him of being guilty of greed. the verdict will be delivered at a later date. >> for five days the communist party has been busy destroying one of its own. bo xilai, a popular politician and once one of the 25 most powerful men in the country, has been portrayed in court as greedy, corrupt, and violent. experimentced
PBS
Aug 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
, but they're not prepared to go to war with the united states or nato over the assad regime. >> what do you see as the options for attack beginning with the most likely? >> most likely option would be cruise missile attacks by the u.s. war ships in the mediterranean now, such as by the destroyer stationed there and i believe there are two submarines that also carry cruise missiles. i do not see the united states risking aircraft, even if they're going to use standoff weapons against syria, because they do not -- the obama administration absolutely does not want to have any possible risks of a u.s. plane being shot down and u.s. pilots put in harm's way. it will be strictly with cruise missiles. >> why cruise missiles? >> they are precision-guided weapons, incredibly accurate, they are relatively cheap at $1 million to $2 million apiece, and there are a lot of missiles right now on those destroyer and submarines right now. again, it means that u.s. service personnel are not put in harm's way and it increases our options. >> ok. >> they are very effective, and very precise. >> do drones ever
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
the united states deploying, and whether it's nato allies or europe, and there are important questions embedded in the current process, but the advanced intercepter does not become available until late in the decade, so there is time to work these questions. third topic, which i shorthand as is more nuclear tailoring required of the united states in northeast asia. now, let me set the context for that a little bit. in the strategy to strengthen deterrence architectures with all the different elements, we, the administration, argued that there will always remain a nuclear component as long as there's a nuclear threat we're trying to detour, but as the npr argued, we tailor that component to the particular requirements of the individual regions where we extend nuclear guarantees on behalf of allies because what makes -- what might make sense in the european context is not the same thing that might make sense somewhere else so the approach needs to be tailored, and we, the administration, tailored nuclear declaratory policy and nuclear posture capabilities following very close consultatio
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
think they are rallying support around our nato allies. hopefully, they come to congress with an authorization as soon as we get back, but i do think action is going to occur. >> defense secretary chuck hagel saying today the u.s. would only act in concert with the international community. but is considering all of the options on the table and senator john mccain weighed in on those options while in south korea earlier. >> and if the united states stands by and doesn't take very serious action, not just for launching some cruise missiles, then, again, our credibility in the world is diminished even more if there is any left. >> credibility in the world diminished according to john mccain if there is any left. let's join now foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin in cairo. and kristen welker at the white house. we know they were shot at today and able to return after turning around to the inspection sites. let's talk about how long it lasted and also what is the sentiment of the syrian people knowing that u.n. inspectors are now on the ground there? >> reporter: well, their
CNN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and against a syria strike, the u.s. is consulting with nato partners and key allies. >> if there is any action taken, it will be in concert with the international community and within the framework of legal justification. >> reporter: there's no shortage of models for military action. from the nato-led air strikes against libya two years ago to kosovo in the 1990s. but just last month martin dempsey warned a strike on syria could get messy saying "should the regime's institutions collapse, we could inadvertently empower extremists or unlear the very chemical weapons we seek to control. colin powell urged cause. >> i am less sure of the resistance. is it becoming even more radicalized with more al qaeda coming in? and what would it look like if they prevailed and assad went? we don't know. >> i think it is fair to say as difficult as the problem is, this is something that is going to require america's attention and hopefully the entire international community. >> arizona senator john mccain said it's time to act. >> if the united states stands by and doesn't take very serious action, not
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
issues related to resent affairs, peace and security and the nato withdraw from afghanistan which is to be completed by december of 2014, next year. so important agendas on the table. however, mutual miss trust and suspicions marred that relationship. this is karzai's first visit in 18 months. he was a frequent visitor to pakistan who visited this country at least 20 times as president but this time it was long because there were accusations from the afghan side that they were marginalized and not let in on the peace process with the afghan taliban when they opened their office in doho. americans talked about facilitating that but they were angry but today both sides trying to put a brave face, the pakistans saying they were concluding agreements with afghans on a construction of a number of projects, roads, railroad links and even an hidal project on the river koonar. >> one thing they want to help with from pakistan is opening up a channel of communication with the taliban, is that something pakistan is likely to deliver on? >> absolutely. that is a crucial part of the negotiati
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
beirut. thank you very much. >> general wesley clark is the former nato allied supreme commander. he talked to aljazeera about the situation in syria and what the u.s. strategy there should be. with more on the general's view between the diplomatic and military muscle needed, we turn to morgan. >> the general it is any actions the u.s. takes must be linked with a diplomatic strategy, including building a coalition to put pressure o on the regime. >> according to general wesley clark, u.s. military intervention should be part of a you multi-prong strategy. >> the most important thing is to make sure what we do militarily has political purposes moving toward a resolution of the situation. there's no point in just firing a weapon and dropping a bomb to drop a bomb. i think you have to start building a coalition of the willing around a regional organization. i think nato and the arab league should join together. i think there should be strong resolutions if the u.n. security council cannot act because of blocking by russia and china, these regional organizations must act to restore stabi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
: the ministry of defense billing was one of the first to be targeted by nato. the precision of the bombing, and ferocity of the attack reminded the world of the power of the west. >> translator: in the days ahead of nato attack on my country, i felt helpless. we could only be losing side. i would advise president assad to do everything to prevent nato and u.s. intervention. >> reporter: this is part of the world where war isn't just a weigh possibility. this museum in the heart of belgrade has relics of many past conflicts, including two world wars in the last century, and many painful reminders of a far more recent conflict. from 1999 its displays include the uniforms of captured american soldiers and some of the vehicles which brought them here. but despite the precision bombing there were civilian casualties. 16 died here. one who was rescued still relives that moment next to the bombed out building stands a simple memorial to those who died. >> translator: i hope an event like this will never happen again. this was the unprecedented. i couldn't believe that this could happen in spite
FOX Business
Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm EDT
the market participants, that is the timing of all of this. we need to have nato behind us. if we do have a coordinated response to syria, they can do specific missile strikes that again don't hurt arguably angers the regime to go after the israelis which we certainly don't want, that possible from a military perspective, tony? >> i don't believe so. mcmichael market will go crazy because it is in jeopardy regarding where oil is put on the ship. that is something have to be very cognizant of. it may go about doing some things to upset things economically. the british may be with us, and may even get some folks with us, turkey is a member of nato. that is the only legal way i see us going forward because the united nations regarding china and russia will never support any military action and most importantly as i mentioned in the open discussion we don't know what we're going to do next. we do take a danger by hitting one of these spots may have weapons of mass destruction if we destroy it may have secondary effects of killing civilians. there is no upside for us economically or military
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 1:00am PDT
command and control and go after their supply depots. >> bill: what if nato doesn't go along with us? the russians are saber rattling on the side of assad if you can believe it putin is on his side. >> that's another question, which is do you do this alone or go with international support? united nations will not give its support because of the presence of russia and china. nato is inclined. i thought it was interesting to date. it was the french foreign minister who said we have got to it act. i think there has got to be support within nato. president reach out. leaders in france and great britain over the last 48 hours. he needs to be reaching out to the saudis. we have important support that could come from that direction. but he does need to get into coalition of the willing to back this action. and then he needs to answer the questions of long or short. now, i would lean towards doing it shorter rather than longer. i'm not the military expert. but it strikes me, for example, if you make a commitment to a no-fly zone, that you are going to be stuck like we were in iraq for the be
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
of international law. three, ongoing consultation with u.s. allies, u.n., nato and arab league. it was clear from kerry's tone a military strike was coming. he called the images from syria gut wawrinkaing, secretary hagel said u.s. forces are ready to strike syria now if the president ordered that to be. >> suffice to say, the options are there. the united states department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partners. >> if it comes, you're ready to go like that. >> we're ready to go like that. >> by the way, the decision to do an interview with the bbc knowing it's going to be seen in europe and around the world, that also part of this lead up and part of this messaging by the obama administration. officials tell nbc news a strike is likely to consist of cruise missiles launched from four warships and two submarines in the mediterranean targeting regime command and control bunkers, artillery and airfield but not the chemical stockpiles which the pentagon considers too risky and not assad himself. altho
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 12:00pm PDT
council, this might happen without a u.n. mandate. it's happened before, like the 1999 nato op in the former youk slav ya. the u.s. has four naval destroyers in the mediterranean. so far, they have no orders to prepare for action. doctors without borders puts the death toll from last week's poison gas attack over 350 with 3600 injured. p u.n. inspectors were kept out today because of security concerns, this amid new reports that assad forces launched a separate chemical attack money in aleppo, allegedly usining napalm. ayman, i want to the start by getting your response to something jay carney said today about the options they are considering in terms of a strike in syria. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> so ayman, if we do launch some sort of a strike, are we looking just to send a message, or are we looking to somehow shift the balance of the syrian civil war? >> reporter: well, that's certainly going to depend on the sc
FOX Business
Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm EDT
up. it leads to wider war. >> nato called the emergency meeting in brussels but no decision will be made before the end. lori: for more on the military strike by employees to be joined by a retired general and fox military news analyst. what is your take on syria and why can't the president articulate its? >> number one title think we have an end game which is what he cannot articulate it. number two, who were reporting? i don't think we know what rubbles we are supporting or the right ones. right now they're talking about the general that is from the muslim brotherhood or the free syrian army has a more secular groups then what are those objectives? are we trying to take out chemical weapons were the surface to air weapons sites or hit the main ground forces that are fighting the rebels? we don't know and we don't have the exit strategy. that is why it is confusing and i don't have any enthusiasm for this because we're not asking and getting the answers to the right questions. lori: began with the two sides of syria. is there though lesser of two evils? the opposition, the
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
years ago, a conflict in georgia where the georgian president threatened to join nato and that was enough to trigger the russians to provoke an invasion of the country and establish ground rules. you had president bush in the white house, much more of a hawk and he backed off, nato backed off. russia continued to consider serial part of the sphere of influence. -- syria part of the spear of influence. the u.s. will respect that and will not go in this area without russian acquiescence. >> we saw the map at the beginning of the show, a spillover from lebanon, targeting to mosques in the flashpoint city of tripoli. the shia movement has sent fighters into serious. the leader has been swift to condemn what he calls terrorist bombings. a criminal project to drag the lebanese into sectarian and ethnic infighting. >> the lebanese have the ability to stomach a lot of things. how big are these bombings? >> it is a big deal for lebanon, not clear who is behind this. it doesn't seem like has bullock -- hezbollah at all. this bombing provokes and follows by days, another bombing
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 2:30am PDT
to respond in conjunction with our nato allies, we have to respond much as i think was done in libya with the nato allies. i think we cannot afford to sit back and wait. >> syria ratcheting up the rhetoric. that man president assad says this morning, quote, failure awaits the united states if it attacks. he compared the conflict or possible conflict with syria to vietnam. >>> a new reuters poll is showing tepid support for action here at home. if president as said did indeed use chemical weapons, only 25% of americans would want the u.s. to intercede. ha is actually down five points from two weeks ago before that incident happened. >>> a tragic story out of mexico to share with you. a cargo train carrying u.s.-bound migrant workers derailed in a remote area of southeastern mexico. at least six people are dead and at least 35 injured. the red cross said dozens of soldiers, marines and civilian emergency workers were trying to get access to the area which ambulances could not even reach. the train is known as the beast. it frequently is used by hundreds of central american migrants who
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
with nato partners and carry out a strike unilaterally or with those partners against syria. that is a with the president right now. nato members, nato ambassadors met for the weekly meeting in brussels today. the issue of syria did come up, but i'm hearing from washington sources that there is no plan right now for an emergency nato ministerial meeting. there is some disagreement within nato about how to proceed but the u.s., france, britain and other allies are making plans and those plans now rest with the president. bill: phone lines are burning jennifer, thank you. if we get more information we'll bring you back on the air. there is a lot happening with you and your sources there at the pentagon. thank you for that. here is martha with more. martha: after meeting with the opposition forces in syria, senator john mccain addressed both the idea that these rebels are really al qaeda militants and what he thinks we need to do in order to give them the upper hand. here's the senator. >> i know that there is some islamic influence maybe. these people are islamists but to call
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Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
't be world war iii if u.s. and nato allies decided unilaterally attack syria something which is open to the possibility the past couple days. arthel, back to you. arthel: thank you, very interesting there, leland vittert, thank you very much. jon: just a short time ago, defense secretary chuck hagel addressed possible military action in syria. the secretary on a trip to indonesia said the u.s. is looking at all options but he emphasized this. >> ouranalyzing the intelligence and, we will get the facts and if there's any action taken it will be in concert with the international community and within the framework of legal justification. jon: meanwhile lawmakers on both sides of the aisle weighed in on the issue on the sunday talk shows. >> i think we will respond in a surgical way and i hope the president as soon as we get back to washington will ask for authorization from congress to do something in a very surgical and proportional way. something gets their attention that causes them to understand we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> we have to verify it was direc
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
cooperative on afghanistan allowing greater access and logistical support for american nato forces there. so i think the reset was successful this those term. i adopt think it was designed to take the relationship to an area we're cooperating on every single question. i guess the third point i would make is that some pundits today say that the relationship is not only in turmoil, it's the worst since the end of the cold war. i think that's wrong. go back about five years and three weeks ago, to the after math of the russian georgia conflict. at the time where there was really no major cooperation from moscow. where you have nonstrategic arms with the treaty expire in 2009 and no prospect for a success or so. therenot nearly the degree cooperation on iran like you see today. like wise afghanistan. major differences between washington and moscow how to deal with in the post soviet aid and the russia georgia conflict recordedly some u.s. official were advocating air strikes and would have skill -- killed russian forces. it's sort of in a difficult point now. you need to have some perspective to s
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Aug 27, 2013 11:00am EDT
gives the order although the u.s. is not likely to act before meeting with nato representatives in brussels tomorrow. john kerry saying the evidence of the syrian government use of chemical weapons is undeniable. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any co code of morali. the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard, it is inexcusable and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable. cheryl: covering the conflict from jerusalem and joins us with more. >> high, cheryl. it continues to get louder in the middle east, almost by the hour. now say they believe chemical weapons were used in this stop short of calling for unilateral military action but they need to be referred to by the united nations. syria looks to be on an island on its own only with russia, china and iran. saying wait, there's not enough evidence, show us the evidence you have any type of chemical weapons used. to gather that evidence you look at the united na
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
think we have to respond in conjunction with our nato allies. we have to respond much i think as was done in libya with the nato allies. and i think that we cannot afford to sit back and wait. we certainly cannot wait for the the the united nations. the russians are there to block everything with their veto. i look at this analogous to the 1999 situation in kosovo whereby we -- there was endangered population and the nato launched air strikes to save that population. we couldn't do anything in the u.n. because, again, the russians were blocking any kind of resolution in the u.n. i think we can act. i think we should act. we should act for humanitarian purposes. we should act because it's in our national interest to act. assad essentially. >> how far would you go in surgical strikes? cruise missiles strikes or talking about enforcing no-fly zone? how far would you go. >> i certainly would crews missiles strikes. you can do that without boots on the grounds. without having americans in harms' way. can you destroy the runways assad's runways. you could destroy his munitions and d
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Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm PDT
joe dunford. >> at nato supreme headquarters in belgium. >> i look forward to working with general dunford. >> and the nation's capital, washington, d.c. >> what's your view, general? what is your number? >> senator, i am not going to give you a number. >> dunford follows high profile generals who held the post. in april, 2013, he took command of all u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan. known as the international security assistance force or isaf. we traveled to the battlefield to hear from the general firsthand? >> give me your sense of what victory is in this fight? >> we'll win when the afghan security forces are capable of providing security here in afghanistan. what we are frying trying to do ensure never again can afghanistan be used as a sanctuary. >> he enjoys a good reputation. >> general jack keen served 47 years in the u.s. army. >> he has been in combat. he is well known inside marine cor corps. >> dunford earned the neck naic "fighting joe." you and i first other on the we to a place called baghdad. >> that's exactly right. >> where did you have your first contact. >>
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Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
and dealing with the uk and france and the entire nato of work collecting together to get things done because we have to make sure there is roles played by everyone. and i think that is what the president has done. the president has shown he doesn't hesitate. once he makes up his mind and get the facts together and has everything together and feels in our best interest to move, he moves. >> what do you think is needed in terms of an alliance moving forward? does he need nato here? does he need the arab league or the u.n. to move along? >> yeah. i think that it is very clear he has to do it in a multilateral way. >> is it lyikely? >> yeah. from listening to conversations. i've had conversations with even some of my colleagues overseas. that is likely. people are concerned about the humanitarian crises taking place and the utilization of chemical weapons. >> what did you learn from those conversations with parliamentians overseas? >> the number of rev genes coming over in their border. number two, they are concerned about just the violations of human rights by the utilization of chemical weapon
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
will be with our allies, nato, and others. i think there has to be a coalition. we cannot go through the united nations because the russians veto everything and block everything. so i think that there have been consultations over the past several day, and i think that that there's been a decision and i think we'll hear about it soon. you know, there are many difficult decisions, all bad choices in syria. as i've said before, the worst bad of all the choices is for us to do nothing. we have to do something to show that in the 21st century we're not going to tolerate these kinds of attacks against civilian populations and hopefully in doing it, let us know that the civil war is not just something he's going to win with the help of his terrorist organization and iran, a nation promoting terrorism. i think for both things, humanitarian and u.s. that steejic interests, i think it's important to act. >> let me bring in bobby. we are also watching another event in washington, d.c., where the president will award u.s. army staff sergeant ty carter the medal of honor for his actions while fighting in af
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
to ? for the stockholm stop to really hear from five european leaders, some within the eu, some just within nato, their concerns obviously about syria and the regional issues. i think there will be an extraordinary amount of outreach in the corridors of the g-20 summit with david cameron, with fran?ois hollande, with the european colleagues as this gets closer. we just saw reports this morning that prime minister cameron has recalled the british parliament back in session on thursday to discuss this. so this tells me we?re going to see a very intense dialogue, and in some ways that stockholm visit is a good preview of those issues. and to sort of tap on the first question, certainly it?s not just u.s.-russian bilateral relations that are undergoing some reassessment: european- russian relations also. there have been challenges both with visa liberalization questions, energy issues. and i think the europeans themselves are deeply examining what the health and future state of russian democracy, human rights, civil society and what it means for their relationship. so it?s an important moment for co
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